Volunteer streamkeepers welcome the heavy October rain in Burnaby, BC, that will entice chum and coho salmon to start returning to Byrne Creek to spawn.
Streamkeepers have permission from City of Burnaby Parks to zap-strap posters to trees in the ravine reminding dogs to keep their owners out of the creek during spawning season and through April when the salmon eggs will hatch.
Here’s a short video of the heavy rain today.
With rain in the forecast I headed out on my near-daily Byrne Creek Ravine walk in Burnaby, BC, earlier than usual today.
I had fun experimenting with ultra-slow shutter speeds and intentional motion blur and zooming techniques on my Byrne Creek walk in SE Burnaby this morning.
Glorious colors and lots of birds to be seen at Fraser Foreshore Park in Burnaby, BC, this morning.
The trash grate near the mouth of Byrne Creek. I saw a heron swallow an adult coho in one gulp here about the same time last year.
Eurasian Collared Dove
Mallards — I wonder if the one on the left is leucistic? (Partial loss of pigmentation.)
Spotted this gorgeous Red-tailed Hawk at Fraser Foreshore Park in south Burnaby, BC, this morning.
As we were ending our Byrne Creek ramble passing through Ron McLean Park in SE Burnaby, we spotted a Northern Flicker and a Bewick’s Wren.
Steller’s Jay getting acorn, Wigeon, Yellowlegs, Chickadee, Mason Bee boxes at Historic Stewart Farm in south Surrey, BC.
Lots of Great Blue Herons at Iona Beach Regional Park near YVR, and a Red-tailed Hawk at McDonald Beach next door.
Went out to Iona Beach Regional Park near YVR today to check out the Snow Geese.
Spotted this Varied Thrush as we headed out the door on our Byrne Creek walk in SE Burnaby, BC, this morning.
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